California Contractors Ignore Politics In Bids To Build Border Wall

California Contractors Ignore Politics In Bids To Build Border Wall

January 11, 2020 100 By Luis Garrison


THE FEDS SAY THEIR PARTY REMAINS ONLY DEPORTING UNDOCUMENTED PEOPLE COMMITTED CRIMES. PAT: HUNTERS COMPANIES WANT TO BUILD A WALL AND A LOT OF THEM ARE HERE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. JENNIFER CASTOR — JENNIFER KASTNER TRACKED DOWN THE — REPORTER: A LOT OF CONTRACTORS WERE NOT RETURNED MY CALLS. SOME TOLD ME THEY WERE BACKING OUT OF THE PROJECT COMPLETELY. ISSUE MUCH CONTROVERSY. THE SAME TIME STATE LAWMAKERS ARE THREATENING TO BLACK LIST ANY COMPANY THAT WORKS ON THE WALL. WE COULD PUT A WALL UP PROBABLY A MILE IN THREE WEEKS. PARKER RIDES ONE OF THE FEW SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA CONTRACTORS BOLD ENOUGH TO GO ON CAMERA WITH US TO TALK ABOUT HIS BID TO WORK ON THE HIGHLY CONTENTIOUS DEVICE A PROJECT IN A SOUTHERN BORDER WALL. A PROPOSAL SO CONTROVERSIAL THE HEAT TAKEN BY POLITICIANS IS ALSO BEING FELT BY POTENTIAL BUILDERS. THIS SAN DIEGO COMPANY WOULD NOT RETURN OUR REQUEST FOR COMMENT. NEITHER WITH SEVERAL OTHER LOCAL BIDDERS. THEIR OFFICE IS WITHIN A SHORT DISTANCE OF THE BORDER. IF YOU WANT TO DO BUSINESS ON DRUMS WALL CALIFORNIA DOESN’T WANT TO DO BUSINESS WITH YOU. STATE SENATOR RICARDO LAURA AND OTHER LAWMAKERS MOVE FORWARD ON A BILL TO PUNISH COMPANIES TO WORK ON THE WALL BANNING THEM FROM GETTING ANY STATE CONTRACTS. I HAVE A LOT OF HISPANICS THAT WORK FOR ME. ADRIAN SAYS HIS MOTIVES FOR BIDDING ARE FINANCIAL NOT POLITICAL. A PROJECT THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE OPPOSED TO. I DON’T CARE. IT’S NOT WINTER MY FEELINGS. REPORTEDLY SHOWED US AROUND THE SAN DIEGO HOME IS BUILDING ON THE SAME MATERIAL HE WANTS TO USE FOR THE WALL. THIS IS A SAMPLE. REPORTER: GO POLSTERS WITH A SPECIAL VAULT COVERED WITH WIRED MESH AND GREEN WORCHESTER THREE BAR. YOU CAN ADD REBAR. ONCE THAT’S DONE THE WALLS ARE PLASTERED WITH THE THICK COAT OF CEMENT. I CAN BUILD THIS WALL FOR 3.5 TO 4 MILLION A MILE. HIS COUNTRY IS ONE OF THE HUNDREDS HITTING ADDING FOR THE CONTRACT. STARTING IN JUNE SELECT FEW WOLF HAVE TO PROVE THEIR SKILLS BY CONSTRUCTING PROTOTYPES OR MANY WALLS. BORDER PATROL SAID THE PROTOTYPES ARE GOING TO BE BILLED IN SAN DIEGO. AGENTS ARE LOOKING TO HAVE COMPANIES IN THE AREA EXTREMELY CLOSE TO THE BORDER DISPENSING THAT EXIST FOR U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION REQUIRES THE PROTOTYPES THE 18 TO 30 FEET TALL AND 30 FEET LONG. THEY MUST PREVENT TUNNELING AT LEAST 6 FEET UNDERGROUND. THEY MUST HAVE AN ANTI-CLIMB TEXTURE AND BE AESTHETICALLY PLEASING. WATER AND THE SEASHELLS IN THE SUNSHINE. REPORTER INCOMES RICK TAYLOR. THIS ONE HAS DISCS ON BOTH SIDES. PROVIDING BEAUTY WITH FUNCTION. ANOTHER SAN DIEGO BITTER UNCONCERNED WITH THE CAMERAS. IT JUST SEEMS LIKE OUR PRODUCT IS WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR A PAIR WORK OF THE ICON WALL SYSTEM IS MADE OF CONCRETE AND STEEL. IT’S DESIGNED FOR LAYING DOWN SORT TO STICK TEACHERS CAN BE SET IN. WHEN YOU LIFT THE WALL UP IT’S GOT POOR ON BOTH SIDES WHICH MAKES IT APPEALING ON BOTH SIDES. THEY GET MEXICO INTERESTED INTO CHIPPING IN A LITTLE MONEY BECAUSE NOW THEY GET TO LOOK AT SOMETHING AS BEAUTIFUL AS WELL. REPORTER: CCI HAS SEVERAL EMPLOYEES ARE LATINO. THE COMPANY SAID IT WENT TO THE EMPLOYEES BEFORE SUBMITTING A BID. THEY SAID IT’S A BUSINESS, WHY NOT? AT THE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES. WE ARE BUILDERS NOT POLITICIANS. REPORTER: A SENTIMENT NOT SHARED BY ALL BUT IF THERE’S ONE THING EVERYONE CAN AGREE ON IT’S HOW WITH HER TO THE CONTRACT WILL LIKELY BE. IF YOU SOMEHOW GET THIS PROJECT AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF THE WHAT’S THE FIRST THING HE YOU WOULD SAY? HALLELUJAH. REPORTER: THE PROTOTYPES WE TALKED ABOUT ARE GOING TO BE BILLED THIS SUMMER. CONTRACTORS FIND OUT VERY SOON IF THEY’VE BEEN CHOSEN. THAT HAPPENS A MONTH AND A HALF AND AFTER THAT THEY HAVE EXACTLY ONE MONTH TO BUILD THE PROTOTYPE